Following Jesus doesn’t mean life will get easier, in fact, he tells us it will be harder! What are some Bible verses on how to deal with life’s trials?

The Testing of Our Faith

I always heard preachers talk about trials and suffering growing up. It sort of went like this: You’re either going through a trial, or you’re about to go through one.

I’ve been through my fair share of trials, and each one has left me a little scarred, but also more compassionate toward others. I understand now what those preachers meant—no one escapes hardship.

Some of us are taught that if we become Christians, life will get easier. There’s a movement in churches now to appeal to people through the “prosperity gospel”, which is false teaching.

We are not called to follow Christ in order to have an easier life. In fact, he tells us that things will most likely get harder!

  • “The God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm, and steadfast.” 1 Peter 5:10
  • “Everyone who wants to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted, while evildoers and impostors will go from bad to worse. ” 2 Timothy 3:12
  • “Now I rejoice in what I am suffering for you, and I fill up in my flesh what is still lacking in regard to Christ’s afflictions, for the sake of his body, which is the church.” Colossians 1:24

Searching For Hope

So what is the point? What is our motivation?

The answer is hope. Hope in the good things to come, hope that he will make all things right in his time.

In order to hope, we have to trust. This is the hard part. But by remembering what God has done for you, and looking at how you’ve grown through your trials, you can live through them with purpose and meaning instead of becoming the victim over and over again.

Suffering is not easy, but there is hope and joy on the other side of it.

Order Your Workbook with Bible Verses About Trials

I’ve created a 4-week study with the third week covering Bible verses on trials. Here’s how to use the sheets: 

  1. Highlight and read Bible verses on trials
  2. Write out your favorite and display it somewhere to view throughout the week
  3. Check off stress management tips that you use throughout the month
  4. Fill out the journal prompt to discover your triggers

Let me encourage you through my Fear + Anxiety Workbook. It’s Bible-based and walks you through 4 weeks of studying fear, peace, trials, and mindset.

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